Ghilaine Roquet, McGill’s Chief Information Officer and Associate Vice-Principal (Information Technology Services), sent the following message to the McGill community on Tuesday, March 22:
On Monday, March 21, 2016, Concordia University students and staff were notified that keylogger devices, used to log every key pressed on a keyboard, were found on some of their express library computers. Concordia’s security department shared information with their counterparts at McGill so that we could verify the safety of our public computers.
The majority of public computers managed by IT Services have already been inspected to verify that no keyloggers are attached, and the inspection will be completed by tomorrow. While we do regularly review and inspect the computers and IT infrastructure managed by McGill, we strongly encourage all McGillians to be vigilant when using any public computer, be it on, or off campus.
If you ever notice any suspicious activity or devices attached to McGill computers, even if it looks like someone accidentally left their USB key, please contact IT Services immediately.
We encourage you to read about how to spot them for more information.